Egypt

In Egypt, UNHCR works to ensure asylum-seekers' ability to apply for and access protection, support refugees' access to health and education services, ensuring vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers meet basic needs, and raising awareness, advocating for refugee rights, and coordinating support efforts.

 

US $134.7 million

are urgently needed from January to December 2024
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Monira Mohamed, a refugee who left Sudan after the civil war that erupted in April 2023, registers with the UNHCR in Cairo. © UNHCR/Pedro Costa Gomes
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Egypt is home to more than half a million refugees from 6 nationalities. As of October 2023, the Sudanese nationality has become the top nationality, followed by Syrians. Other relevant countries of origin include South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Yemen, Somalia and Iraq.

UNHCR's Egypt five-year strategy focuses on increasing support for refugees' socio-economic opportunities, promoting their inclusion in national systems, and enhancing protection structures. This involves strengthening individual case management, prioritizing vulnerable groups like women and children, and engaging with communities for transparency and accountability.

UNHCR also aims to empower refugee communities, particularly youth, while upholding integrity standards and combatting sexual exploitation and abuse through effective mechanisms, ensuring refugees are treated equally within national protection frameworks and accessing essential services regardless of nationality.

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Populations

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Population types

Note: The "Stateless" category does not include stateless people who are also in other categories, to avoid double counting. The total number of stateless, across all categories, is  .

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by country

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by origin

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

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Financials

Budget and expenditure trend

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by pillar

Budget by objective

Note: The table presents the  budget for this operation broken down at the objective level. Resource allocation at the objective level is subject to change during the course of the year as the operational situation evolves and priorities shift. The current budget, reflected in the bottom line of this table, is updated on a monthly basis and is replaced by the final budget at year-end.

Expenditure by Outcome Area

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

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Latest updates

Egypt Funding Update - 2024
06-Jun-24
published
1 week ago
5 June 2024
published
1 week ago
29 May 2024
published
2 weeks ago
29 May 2024
published
2 weeks ago
22 May 2024
published
3 weeks ago
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